Soil & Water Stewardship
Watch for information about the 2020-2021 Soil and Water Stewardship Program
In 2019, the Soil and Water Stewardship Program was offered as an incentive program which provided funding for stewardship projects in all of Bruce and Grey counties, south of Owen Sound. This cost-share program put an emphasis on education and community participation as a means for long-term stewardship adoption.
In its first year, the Soil & Water Stewardship Program consisted of two project streams, seed and soil tests. The Seed Stream covered 50% of seed costs for water quality stewardship projects, such as cover crops, buffer plantings and grassed waterways - up to $1000 per applicant. The Soil Testing and Organic Amendments streams covered 50% of your invoiced costs, up to $500 per applicant. Registration into the program took 10 minutes!
Once registered, for funding eligibility, Participants were required to attend and Tweet about an approved soil health workshop, demonstration site, live demo or take part in a Twitter discussion posted on the @StewardshipGB Twitter account, with the hashtag #GBSteward.
Applicants that had five or more years' experience with stewardship practices regarding soil conservation were still be eligible for funding. They were required, however, to participate in the Innovator Stream.
The 2019 Program ended July 31st, at the Coffee, Crops & Donuts Event: The Economics of Stewardship focussing on the ‘bottom line’ of stewardship and best management practices. At this event, applicants were asked to bring a picture of their finished project and a paid receipt to receive their reimbursement.
For information about the 2020-2021 program, interested applicants should watch for announcements on the Stewardship Grey Bruce Website. They can also e-mail and ask to be placed on a notification email list or they can regularly check our Twitter account: @StewardshipGB